Ramsey Weekly Update
Quarter 2 Virtual Conferences:
Friday, December 11th (8:15 a.m.- 3:15 p.m.)
Please use the appropriate link(s) below to schedule a 20 minute conference time with your students Foundations teacher only. At this conference, we invite you and your student to both participate. Teachers will walk through your students Schoology grades and invite your student to share their perspectives on strengths, areas of growth and things that are going well and any struggles.
*All conferences will be held via Google Meet on the student iPad; meeting codes are listed on the conference sign-up.
Families are also invited to drop in (no sign-up required) and connect with additional teachers during evening conferences on Thursday, December 17th. Meeting codes for evening conferences will be shared in next weeks update!
Hello Ramsey Families!
We miss your students and all the things that take place during the school day, and we would love to be back in school - when it is safe! In the meantime, we are thrilled with how your students are showing up for Distance Learning. We want to check in with you and see how things are going from your perspective. If you have more than one child at Ramsey, please complete the survey for each child. Your honest feedback and suggestions will help us to make necessary adjustments.
As an IB World School, Ramsey participates in a Self Study every five years where we reflect on our philosophy and policies, as well as other IB practices . As part of our Self Study review this year, our staff worked on revising our Ramsey mission statement, making sure that it aligns with our beliefs as well as the SPPS district and IB mission statements.
Our new mission statement is:
Empower students to become caring, inquiring, knowledgeable global citizens who honor communities and create a better world.
Student of the Month
Attention Ramsey County Families-
Any Ramsey County family with children age 0-5 who has experienced childcare or learning disruption due to Covid is eligible for the following: $300 voucher to Lakeshore Learning center to buy educational materials to be used at home. To enter visit this website: https://www.ramseycounty.us/residents/assistance-support/assistance/financial-assistance/child-care-assistance/early-childhood-learning-vouchers#:~:text=Youth%20Resources-,Early%20Childhood%20Learning%20Vouchers,provide%20learning%20opportunities%20at%20home.
Toys for Tots resources:
Coats for Kids
The Salvation Army has begun its coat drive. The Salvation Army’s centers are a place for families in crisis to get help, including coats for their children. Visit any of our Twin Cities Worship & Service Centers to learn about meeting your child’s need for a coat. Supplies may be limited, so we recommend contacting the nearest location before stopping by to find out if supplies are available in the sizes you need.
Families can register with their local Salvation Army:https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/twin-cities/coats-for-kids/
IB MYP Design
IB-MYP Design Update: Students have been using their creative thinking skills this week as they brainstormed ideas for solutions to the problem they identified that has come about as a result of the pandemic. We are asking students to practice being open-minded since designers do not limit themselves to just thinking of one idea--they consider many ideas before they determine the best idea.
The Ramsey Debate Team has been meeting on Thursdays during Flipside and is busy preparing for our tournament season, which kicks off in January! ALL DEBATERS are invited to pick up their debate evidence binders THIS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10 from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm at Ramsey Middle School through the curbside pick-up. If you are not available to pick up your materials during those hours, Ms. Hart will reach out with delivery options or alternate pick-up times. Please email Melissa Hart at email@example.com if you have any questions. Congrats to all the debaters for their hard work and critical thinking during our first month of practice. It's going to be a great season!
Ramsey Food Pantry:
Please see the 2020-2021 Ramsey Food Pantry Information PDF (below)
If your family is in need:
Please fill out this Google Form https://forms.gle/9a7X5VhGoErnAqAr5
If you would like to make donations- We are always seeking donations of food, diapers, personal hygiene products, and cleaning supplies. Please drop these items off on Thursdays between 7am-11am at Ramsey.
If you would like to volunteer to help pack and sort out items on Thursday mornings, please email Alicia.Ekegren@spps.org.
If you have questions, please email Alicia.Ekegren@spps.org